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    US Manufactured Glocks!

    Today I saw, for the first time, a newly manufactured Glock 19 Gen 3 hit the shelf with a different stamp. Instead of AUSTRIA, it was engraved USA on the slide, had a barrel mark labeled US, and the frame was printed MADE IN USA.

    To my knowledge this is the first time in a while that US manufactured Glocks have been made available for domestic consumption. Everything appeared to be identical with the exception of a new (hopefully fixed) extractor that lacked the "dip" that seemed to indicate a factory flaw.

    Keep an eye out in your local stores for these. I don't know if its the way of the future or just a way to meet a temporary lack of supply from Austria. Pretty cool though...
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    Hmm. Maybe I can start getting my hopes up for the .380 Glocks.
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    Very cool. Makes a Glock a bit more appealing. I've been to Austria and they don't need our money, but we could use it. Thanks!....
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    Although I love American industry and I try to support domestic companies, there is just something weird about an American made Glock. You cover up the history of the pistol, if that makes sense.
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    The magazines still had the Austria stamp, but I have no idea what the future is going to bring with these guns. I'm stoked about the new extractor, though!

    Regarding the 380, I bet it would be popular, but don't forget its another blow-back design like all the rest...

    Additional info: test Fire date on shell casing was July 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titleist View Post
    The magazines still had the Austria stamp, but I have no idea what the future is going to bring with these guns. I'm stoked about the new extractor, though!

    Regarding the 380, I bet it would be popular, but don't forget its another blow-back design like all the rest...

    Additional info: test Fire date on shell casing was July 2012.
    I wonder why they didn't just stick with the standard locked breech short recoil operation for the .380's? Lot's of .380's utilize the locked breech operation instead of the straight blow back operation, despite the .380's limited bolt thrust.
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    Now maybe a single stack 9mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tubadude View Post
    Hmm. Maybe I can start getting my hopes up for the .380 Glocks.
    Just curious...
    For the same price, why choose a .380 Glock (not sold in the USA) over a 9mm?
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    Ok... just because it was made in this country doesn't mean this country keeps the money... Buying a US built Glock is kinda like buying a US built Honda, or Toyota.

    (I was very happy to find out that I didn't have to cause problems at the Honda dealer when we bought our Fit- it's Japanese built, with Japanese built engine and transmission)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tubadude View Post
    Hmm. Maybe I can start getting my hopes up for the .380 Glocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Just curious...
    For the same price, why choose a .380 Glock (not sold in the USA) over a 9mm?
    It's more symbolic for me than anything else since lowly subjects like ourselves aren't allowed to have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevolvingMag View Post
    Ok... just because it was made in this country doesn't mean this country keeps the money... Buying a US built Glock is kinda like buying a US built Honda, or Toyota.

    (I was very happy to find out that I didn't have to cause problems at the Honda dealer when we bought our Fit- it's Japanese built, with Japanese built engine and transmission)
    Whats wrong with buying a US built foreign car? The jobs are in this country. The dealers are here. The taxes are here. Service is here. Sure the manufacturer makes a profit, but the money isn't "gone". Am I missing something?

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    No, you're not. If everyone quits buying foreign-made/foreign-owned vehicle, most auto workers will be out of work siince few are entirely "American made" anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    No, you're not. If everyone quits buying foreign-made/foreign-owned vehicle, most auto workers will be out of work siince few are entirely "American made" anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tubadude View Post
    It's more symbolic for me than anything else since lowly subjects like ourselves aren't allowed to have them.
    the .380 is not imported into the USA, so not sure why you feel this is a "symbollic" gesture. Also, the .380 Glocks have exactly the same dimensions and capacity as the 9mm versions, so
    not sure why anyone would want a .380 that could be had in 9mm of EXACTLY the same size and capacity.

    ...the only thing I am waiting on from Glock is a .9" wide single stack 9mm....in the meantime, the Bersa BP9CC or Kahr CW9 will have to do.....and they do very well.
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